Southampton 2-0 Leicester City: Long’s brace keeps Saints rolling (video)


Substitute Shane Long scored two goals in six minutes to keep Southampton hot, as the Saints beat Leicester City 2-0 at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

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Southampton kept pace with Chelsea and is four points back of the table leaders, while Leicester remains in the relegation zone with nine points.

The Saints played a dominant first half, but couldn’t finish a goal. Southampton had the edge in shots by 7-1 and 5-2 in corners.

As the game wore on, though, the Saints wouldn’t break through and Leicester seemed buoyed by their defensive effort at St. Mary’s.

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And then Long struck twice, with Victor Wanyama and Graziano Pellè playing helper on each goal, respectively.


Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte (c), Alderweireld, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin (Reed, 92′), S. Davis (Cork, 40′), Tadić, Mané (Long, 68′), Pellè

Goals: Long 2 (75′, 80′)

Leicester City: Schmeichel; De Laet (Moore, 54′), Wasilewski, Morgan (c), Schlupp; Cambiasso, James, Drinkwater, King (Powell, 76′); Vardy, Ulloa (Wood, 71′)